by Stephen Schenck | April 3, 2013 8:33 PM
HTC really pushed smartphone camera image quality front-and-center with the launch of the One and its UltraPixel sensor. As such, it's part of a growing trend we've noticed that has handset manufacturers placing less of a value on raw pixel count, and instead looking to how they can really, qualitatively improve the pictures their phones are producing. Not everyone is so quick to adopt the same level of enthusiasm for this new direction, and we've had our own concerns about what dialing-back the resolution on the One's UltraPixel camera will mean for its users. Even with such misgivings, ...
by Michael Fisher | February 14, 2013 12:29 PM
You wouldn't know it based on our recent coverage, but BlackBerry 10 isn't the only new platform making waves in mobile these days. In the shadow of the world's huge tech players, companies with a fraction of the age and mindshare toil away at mobile operating systems unsponsored by the Apples and Googles of the world. Some, like the fledgling Open webOS, are remnants of once-grander initiatives. Others, like Mozilla's Firefox OS, have their eyes set firmly on the world's developing markets. Still others, like the Mobile Ubuntu build we checked out at CES, feature awesome software, but ...
by Michael Fisher | November 7, 2012 7:01 AM
We children of the 20th century have seen our fair share of disappointment in the technology world: we're more than a decade past the millennium, but we have yet to witness the hovering skateboards of Back To The Future, the flying cars of The Jetsons, or even widespread use of wireless charging in our mobile devices. Fortunately, not all aspects of our existence are so beset by first-world problems. Today, we carry smartphones with more processing power than desktop computers from just a few years ago. We use tablets whose screens bear a higher resolution than our living-room ...
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